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Girls and Boys Basketball Drop Games at Home to Houston County

MACON, Ga.- Playing in just its second home game of the regular season, the First Presbyterian Day School Lady Vikings and Vikings dropped its non-region contests to the Bears of Houston County on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

In the girls game, the Lady Vikings struggled offensively throughout the evening, eventually falling 48-26.

FPD trailed by single digits at halftime, 26-17, but the Lady Bears went on a 9-4 run in the third quarter to create more separation. Another 13-5 run int he fourth quarter by Houston County put the game out of reach for the Lady Vikings.

Savannah Phillips led the team in scoring with eight points while Hannah Davis chipped in with six points.

The loss marks the third consecutive for the Lady Vikings.

In the boys game, the Vikings fought hard, but a nine point third quarter and key turnovers late in the second half led to the Viking 50-47 defeat .

The game was tied at halftime 29-29, but the Bears, led by Andrew Graham’s game-high 28 points, rattled off 13 points in the third quarter and nine in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

The Vikings were 9-of-12 from the charity stripe on the night. TJ Sams, despite fouling out late in the contest, led the team in scoring with 18 points. Caleb Dupree knocked in 14 points along with 12 rebounds to secure another double-double. Dupree also swatted five shots.

Both basketball teams return to action on Friday, December 14, hosting Harris County at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center. The girls tip-off at 6:00 p.m. and the boys follow at 7:30 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

Girls BOX:

HOUSTON COUNTY 48, FPD 26

Houston County 14-12-9-13–0

FPD 8-9-4-5–0

Houston County: Karissa Engram 16, Brittany Greene 12, Justice Wright 11, Brittany Gordon 6, Desiree Gray 3.

FPD: Savannah Phillips 8, Hannah Davis 6, Caroline Stroud 4, Lind Lisenby 4, Bonnie Scurry 4.

3-pointers: Houston County 6 (Greene 3, Engram 2, Gray 1); FPD 2 (Davis 2).

Records: FPD 2-4.

Next: Harris County at FPD, 6 p.m., Friday.

 

Boys BOX:

HOUSTON COUNTY 53, FPD 47

Houston County 14-15-15-9–53

FPD 12-17-9-9–47

Houston County: Andrew Graham 28, Davon Akins 14, Parris Jester 4, Taran Wooten 4, Jamarkus Williams 3.

FPD: T.J. Sams 18, Caleb Dupree 14, O’Showen Williams 8, Reggie Gantt 3, Sam Joyce 2, Kaleb Fuller 2.

3-pointers: Houston County 6 (Akins 3, Williams 1, Graham 2); FPD 4 (Gantt 1, Williams 1, Sams 2).

Records: Houston County 5-4; FPD 4-2.

Next: Harris County at FPD, 7:30 p.m., Friday.